My dog Luna has been going to Allie's for a little over four months now for weekly doggie day camp as well as boarding a few times when we've gone out of town. I adopted Luna from a rescue organization a month before bringing her to Allie's, and while she is a big cuddly love bug, I soon learned she needed training, specifically house training and helping her with her separation anxiety.
I first contacted Allie via her website and she gave me a call soon after and gave me advice over the phone which was so nice, and she let us bring Luna for a trial day to assess her and see if she'd be a good fit in her pack. I was so happy when she was accepted and I know Luna is getting good socialization and tiring herself out in a great environment. Upon acceptance, Allie emailed training documents to help us train Luna at home which was awesome.
Allie updates her IG page on a regular basis with photos and videos of the dogs and it's a real comfort to me to see how Luna's doing when I'm at work. She is responsive with texts when I ask how Luna is doing and even sends me updates on her own, maybe because she knows I'm a worrywart fur mom :P. Allie's day camp is really clean and well taken care of, it looks like the dogs have a great time whether it's romping around with each other or taking a snooze in the sun on one of the many beds.
Allie keeps me updated on how Luna does and it helps to know that she is working with me on Luna's anxiety and boosting her confidence. Luna has pretty bad separation anxiety and the first month or so she was really reluctant on leaving my car to go into day camp, but now she walks right in with barely a glance back at me! She still gets anxiety right before I pick her up and it's definitely a work in progress, but I hope that as she keeps going to Allie's that her confidence will grow and she will become the happy-go-lucky dog I know she can be :). Thank you Allie!
— Deborah H.,
I couldn't bring my little fur baby to his usual boarding facility, so I did some research and came across Allie's Doggie Day Camp. I was specifically looking for an in-home boarding facility, so I definitely wanted to check it out.
Allie has the most rigorous screening process out of the various doggie day care and boarding facilities that I've been to: if your dog is new, he will need to attend a full day of day care to see if he would get along with all the other dogs. Because of this, I felt very comfortable with putting my dog in a new environment with a lot of other dogs.
The backyard (where the dogs play most of the day) was very clean and smelled nice. You can tell that they quickly clean up after the dogs. I've been to other places where the whole play area just stank -- which I'd expect, since there are a bunch of dogs running around. So I was pleasantly surprised that there was no such odor here.
Allie is also extremely easy to work with and accommodating. She does what she can to make you feel at ease, so that you are worry-free and can enjoy your vacation. Since I seemed a little nervous the morning I dropped off my dog, she texted me a few pics within the hour, and then again the following day, just to show me that he was doing just fine.
Overall, this is a great place to take your doggie for daycare and boarding. It is a safe environment, and the staff is caring. I'm sure my dog enjoyed his stay here!
— Faya S.,
Love Allie's! I'll be the first to admit I have an extremely quirky dog. Teagan was six months old when I rescued him from Taiwan, and you could tell immediately he didn't have the best start to life as he was very suspicious of most strangers and other dogs. He was also found by himself so I think his "socializing" was little to none in those key early months. I started sending him to Allie's and he's improved a ton! On some days he plays with some of the other dogs or chews on bark in the garden area, and on other days he sits on the deck and just observes. Either way, I'm happy knowing he's getting the exposure he needs, he's part of an organized pack, and he's getting looked after while I'm at work, by responsible people who care!
He still has room for improvement, but knowing how he started out and where he is today, I couldn't be happier with his progress. Allie's yard is clean and very cozy/warm/inviting versus some of these other dog-sitting places, and there is an outdoor space as well as a garage, giving the dogs many options for hanging out. Water bowls, dog toys, and cots are also available at all times. And with Allie's IG account, you can always keep tabs on your pup throughout the day. Teagan now wags his tail when we arrive, and sits at the gate waiting impatiently to be let in!
We haven't done the boarding yet, just the daycare, but it's nice knowing I have that as an option, should I ever need it.
— Lindsey F.,
Allie is the best! We had planned 1 month vacation before we had our puppy. I was frantic to search for a good home when we're away for so long. Called Allie but so sad that she all booked. I check out other boarding places but not happy with it so kept calling Allie and finally she accepted our little fur baby
our dog pictures and video was posted daily through instagram
Thank you Allie!
— Natalie G.,
When we needed to board our 3 month old puppy on very short notice, Allie went out of her way to help and accommodate us. She is caring and empathetic both with the dogs and their parents! We felt safe leaving our little girl with Allie. We are relieved to know what we have a place for our girl to stay both during the day or when we are out of town in the future that we are completely comfortable with.
— Jan Michael,
This is the BEST place that I've ever taken my dogs to be boarded. Allie is not only amazing with my babies, she is wonderfully friendly with you speak to her. She is great with my dogs and have made some wonderful suggestion for me to use on my dogs. I love that she posts pictures of all the dogs at her doggie day camp. It's really nice to find someone who will not only take care of my dogs while I'm out of town, but she also shows them love and that's hard to find. My dogs are so excited to see Allie when I drop them off at doggie Thank you Allie for taking my babies!!!
— Michelle I.,
If I could give 10 stars I would!!!
Our 3 year old pit mix Coco is not your ordinary dog. She is super sweet, but extremely socially awkward with other dogs. And sometimes, she can be aggressive towards certain dogs. We can never tell when she is going to jump on another dog or just going for a lick on the face. We tried everything to correct this behavior, spent thousands of dollars on all kinds of trainings, hoping that she can socialize with other dogs one day. But nothing worked, until we found Allie's Doggie Day Camp! Allie knows animals like no one else, and was able to assess what exactly Coco needs. Allie was super honest and told us that no training is going to change Coco's instinct of wanting to be the leader of a pack, hence she could be aggressive sometimes, but well supervised socialization could correct her behavior. So instead of charging us thousands of dollars for training, Allie took a chance with Coco and allowed her in her Doggie Day Camp. Thanks to Allie and her alphas, Thor and Romeo, Coco was able to follow the rules at Allie's Doggie Day Camp and socializing with other dogs. We never thought that Coco would be able to act "normal" around other dogs, but just a short 5 weeks, we see tremendous improvement in Coco's interaction with other dogs in the pack. Super grateful to Allie and her pack!
— Jenny M.,
I visited so many boarding facilities for my dog before deciding on Allie's, and I definitely made the right choice. My dog is ridiculously important to me and means the world to me. I didn't want her to be crated most of the time. I definitely didn't want her in dog playgroups with little supervision and untrained personnel. I wanted her to be in a clean and safe place with well trained staff, and Allie's is just that.
Allie's is kept extremely clean and the dogs are well supervised. They aren't split up by size and all get to be together. Allie posts photos and videos of the dogs on her Instagram and also is great about responding to texts very quickly.
Another positive is that the dogs get to be outside all day and that's how they get their energy out! My dog is leash reactive (she will bark and lunge at dogs when she's on leash, but is fine with dogs when she's off leash), so I'd rather not have her walked when she's being boarded.
I really trust Allie with my dog and have brought my dog to both daycare and boarding. I will definitely be continuing to use her services and highly recommend her to anyone in the area. I truly believe she runs the best daycare/boarding facility in the area.
— Alexa H.,
"Allie is the best! I have taken my cattle dog to several trainers to work on aggressive behavior problems, but had little results. I boarded my cattle dog with Allie for a week and I cannot tell you what a difference it has made. Allie helped socialize my dog by introducing her to her children and to other strangers. Now she plays at dog parks, is comfortable around children, and more social with strangers."
— Louise Fox, Software Engineer
"When I think of Allie's doggie day camp, I imagine bright, billowy clouds floating across the vast blue sky as the sun emits a halo of glorious light behind them. Then I imagine hearing the sound of an angelic choir singing in resonant harmony as a majestic chariot comes through a cloud, and the Almighty Thor (Allie's trusty Rottweiler), pulls his Queen, Allie, the savior of all dogs who possess behavioral issues."
— Hope Cruz, Web Designer
"I'm so grateful I found Allie. I brought my dog Marley to her, who at the time had major socialization and aggression issues. With time and dedication, Allie helped rehabilitate Marley to build her confidence and become more sociable. I cannot thank Allie enough for the amazing work that she's done with my dog. I brought Marley home after bootcamp, and I can see that my dog truly changed for the better."
— Linda VanBreemen, Executive Assistant